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California refugees from the Dust Bowl, 1937

Squatter camp on county road near Calipatria, California. Forty families from the dust bowl have been camped here for months on the edge of the pea fields. There has been no work because the crop was frozen

Squatter camp on county road near Calipatria. Forty families from the dust bowl have been camped here for months on the edge of the pea fields. There has been no work because the crop was frozen
1 negative : nitrate ; 4 x 5 inches or smaller.
  • Title and other information from caption card.
  • LOT 0345 (Location of corresponding print).
  • Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
  • More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi
  • Film copy on SIS roll 40, frame 150.
  • Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
  • United States--California--Imperial County--Calipatria.
  • Migrants--California
  • Nitrate negatives.
Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection
Lange, Dorothea, photographer
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